Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Support Your Local Mother 

Mary puts Rhoda's visiting mother up in her apartment when Rhoda refuses to see her.

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Mary finds a strange woman with a suitcase sitting outside her apartment door. She quickly learns that that woman is Rhoda's mother, Ida Morgenstern, who is visiting from the Bronx. She's at Mary's place since Rhoda isn't home, or so she believes. In actuality, Mary learns directly from Rhoda that she doesn't want to see her mother, with whom she has a love-hate relationship. As such, Mary puts Ida up for as long as she is staying in Minneapolis. Mary, who becomes Ida's surrogate daughter, soon understands the frustration that Rhoda feels in being Ida's daughter. Regardless, Mary tries to get Rhoda to at least see her mother and hopefully come to an understanding mother-daughter relationship with Ida before she heads back to New York. Written by Huggo

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24 October 1970 (USA)  »

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The title came from the movie Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969). See more »

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Rhoda Morgenstern: I was five years old before I knew my father could talk. You know the first thing he said? "Listen to your mother."
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References Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) See more »

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Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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The Invasion of Mrs. Morgenstern
27 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The arrival of Ida Morgenstern disrupts the quiet of Mary's apartment. Because they fight whenever they see each other, Rhoda refuses to see her. You guessed it. She moves in with Mary. She is a horrible roommate. She is too kind on the one hand and totally demanding on the other. She give presents and then assumes they aren't good enough. Anyway, Mary can't ever hurt anyone's feelings, so she lives with it. But it begins to affect her work life. There is one of those really great scenes in Mr. Grant's office where he actually threatens to fire her. Of course, he has not intention of doing so, but things that transpire are hilarious. Nancy Walker, one of those actresses that always grated on me, is the perfect Jewish mother, prickly and protective.


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